Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Author Luncheon with Nicole Seitz - May 11, 2010

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, Burry Bookstore and Black Creek Arts Council are co-hosting an author luncheon from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. Author Nicole Seitz will be speaking, reading, and signing copies of
Saving Cicadas.

The luncheon will be held in the Gallery at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W College Avenue, Hartsville. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of Saving Cicadas, lunch catered by Bizzell's Food and Spirits, and the opportunity to hear Nicole speak, read and have her personalize your book.

Register for this event on our website - click on the upcoming events page at www.burrybookstore.com

Saving Cicadas is the revelatory and haunting journey of a struggling single mother from South Carolina who discovers she's expecting another child. Unafraid to confront issues with no simple answers, Seitz has constructed a story of ultimate redemption in Saving Cicadas, told through the voice of an 8-year-old girl. A moving narrative about family, loss and longing, and the transforming power of truth, this is an eloquent reminder that life is a miracle--and even the smallest soul is a gift.

From Southern Living magazine: "A road trip takes on special meaning for 8-year-old Janie. She, along with her sister and grandparents, joins her mother's quest to find her absent father. Janie doesn't uncover the answers she expects from the journey. But she--and all of the author's well-drawn characters--does find out about redemption and miracles.
- Reviewed by Wanda McKinney, Southern Living "South Carolina People & Places", December 2009

Nicole Seitz grew up on Hilton Head Island, a small town off the coast of South Carolina, where she was surrounded by palmetto trees, marsh grass, sandy beaches and unique Southern characters. As an author, artist and speaker, Nicole's work is deeply influenced by her faith and the mystique and charm of the Lowcountry. In 1989 she went to the U.S.S.R as a student ambassador through People to People Organization, and the trip opened her eyes to the struggles, beauty, and universal qualities of other cultures--things she likes to explore in her work.

Nicole received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.F.A. in Illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Her freelance articles have been in The Island Packet, The Bluffton Packet, and SouthCarolina Magazine. Nicole is also a published illustrator, and her artwork has been exhibited in Southern art galleries. Her novels feature her paintings/illustrations on the covers. Please visit her website at www.nicoleseitz.com

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